Kendall Hyer and Emma Hinson

[Recorded: Friday, September 22, 2023] Kendall Hyer (19) from Louisa, VA, and Emma Hinson (19) from Hunstville, AL participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Emma relays her...

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Wally Long and James Sweeney

One Small Step partners James Sweeney (69) and Wally Long (63) discuss their community work, their mutual belief that the right to vote is "sacred," and why face-to-face conversations are so important.

Linda Love Mesler and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: Linda Love Mesler, whose family has roots in rural Iowa for hundreds of years, talks about her global childhood, from New York to Cambodia. After becoming a technology lawyer, she settled in Andover and is...

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Bonnie Scherr and Rachael Perez

Coworkers Bonnie Scherr (60) and Rachael Perez (23) share a conversation about their experiences living in Dalton, Georgia, the books that have impacted them, their work in the library, and the roles they see themselves filling in their community.

China’s Great Famine
October 30, 2017 App Interview

My grandmother talks about her view of the Tang Shan Earthquake, the hardships in her childhood, and what her education and job as a doctor was like.

A Recount of A Rural Texas Life

In this interview, conducted on November 20th, 2017, in Wylie, Texas, Alexa Helm (14) interviews her grandmother Charlotte Ann Helm (78), or as she calls her, Gran, and invites her father, Mark Helm (52), Mrs. Helm's son, to contribute to...

Brendan Mahoney and Patty Cinelli talk about Patty’s life in Castleton on Hudson, New York.

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Castleton on Hudson, New York, Brendan Mahoney (14) interviews his grandmother Patty Cinelli (78) about her life.

Yvonne’s story

This is Yvonne’s story. A middle schoolers life, 1967, in rural Idaho.

“You are the best mom your baby could ever have.”

During her senior year of high school, Cynthia Chavez got pregnant and faced doubt from others in being a teen mom. She says it was the haters who helped her. With determination and grit, Cynthia proved them wrong! Cynthia accomplished...

The Life and Times of Agnes Brooks

Lifelong resident of the rural Spring Creek community of Madison County, NC, Agnes Brooks, tells her younger neighbor, John Kirkpatrick, about her life in the mid-to-late 1900's: how she met her husband on the school bus and how they raised...

Interview with an old person: Pettway Boyd

During this interview, we talked about what he has learned in life and what his life had been like. We also talked about the effect the pandemic has had on his life.

Amber Moody & Kelly Corcoran

Amber, a palliative care nurse, and Kelly, Chief Mission Officer are the boots-on-the-ground team for a tele-palliative care team in rural Stevens County, Washington. Without the remote capabilities of the team, many patients seeking palliative care would need to travel...

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Timothy Hunter and Claire Ninde

One Small Step conversation partners Timothy "Tim" Hunter (63) and Claire Ninde (57) share life histories, political opinions and things they've learned from family members.

Jim Batchelder and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: Jim Batchelder, with thirteen generations in Massachusetts, recollects his life growing up in Andover. After becoming a beloved art teacher for many years, and working closely with the Andover Center for History and Culture to...